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Maloya

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Réunion, a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar, maloya refers to a diverse range of styles of singing and dancing which are generally recognized as having African origin. Traditionally, a maloya song...

Séga

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Séga is a modern form of Creole song common to the Creole islands of the Indian Ocean: Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Seychelles. In Réunion, ‘Creole’ refers to people born in Réunion, whatever their origin or characteristic cultural...

Réunion

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 755,171 (2003) Réunion is a French département (province), and returns deputies and senators to the Paris legislature. Situated to the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, this volcanic island...

Zouk

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Based on interactive pan-African and Caribbean rhythms and melodic patterns, zouk is an urban song of social commentary or love. First developed by three musicians from Guadeloupe in 1978 in Paris, zouk was not performed live until 1982...